Pablo Silva Takes Down His First GGPoker Super MILLION$

Pablo Silva went into the final day of the $10,300 Super MILLION$ as the chip leader and he emerged two and a half hours later with the $260,765 top prize in tow. Silva had navigated his way to the final table on seven other occasions but always came up short. July 19 was the Brazilian’s time to shine.

Super MILLION$ Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Pablo Silva Brazil $260,765
2 Nick Maimone Canada $203,647
3 Rodrigo Sirichuk Brazil $159,040
4 Patrick “chrisbenoit” Brooks Mexico $124,203
5 Jans Arends Austria $96,997
6 Daniel Dvoress Austria $75,751
7 Volodymyr “Leonardo23” Palamar Ukraine $59,158
8 Pedro Garagnani Brazil $46,200
9 Mehdi “Carence en L” Chaoui Morocco $36,080

There was a big double-up for Silva’s fellow Brazilian, Rodrigo Sirichuk, on the first hand of the final table’s action. Daniel Dvoress was first to act from the small blind and he open-shoved for 16.6 big blinds effective with king-five of diamonds. Sirichuk called with ace-queen, spiked and ace on the flop, and faded a flush draw to double his stack.

Morocco’s Mehdi “Carence en L” Chauoi was the first of the nine finalists to lose their stack. Sirichuk min-raised to 70,000 from the cutoff before calling the three-bet all-in from Chauoi which the Moroccan made with ace-trey of hearts. Sirichuk flipped over the dominating ace-king, which held courtesy of a king on the flop.

Pedro Garagnani was the next player heading for the showers. Garagnani open-shoved for slightly more than 6.5 big blinds from early position with pocket three in the hole, and Dvoress looked him up with king-queen from the small blind. Dvoress flopped two pair and they proved enough to reduce the player count by one.

Seventh-place was decided when Ukraine’s Volodymyr “Leonardo23” Palamar crashed out. Palamar lost all but 2.5 big blinds when his ace-king lost to the jack-ten of Jans Arends, with Arends turning trip jacks. The rest of Palamar’s micro-stack went into the middle of the virtual felt with ace-nine, which ultimately lost to the jack-six of Nick Maimone, who hit a Broadway straight on the river.

Daniel Dvoress
Daniel Dvoress

Dvoress’ title challenge ended in a sixth place finish when he shipped in 15.5 big blinds from the button with king-ten, and Sirichuk came over the top with the dominating ace-ten. An ace on the flop stopped Dvoress in his tracks.

The final table lost a dangerous player in fifth place when Arends bowed out. Sirichuk min-raised to 120,000 under the gun, and Arends called from the big blind. The flop fell six-four-seven, Arends checked, Sirichuk bet 78,000, and Arends jammed for 674,688. Sirichuk called and showed pocket jacks, which had the jack-seven of Arends crushed. Game over for Arends.

The first five-figure prize went to Patrick “chrisbenoit” Brooks, who had done incredibly well laddering up because he had been nursing a short stack for most of the final table. Brooks finally came unstuck when he ripped in his last 11 big blinds from the small blind with jack-eight suited only for Maimone to call with jack-ten suited. A ten on the turn sent Brooks to the rail.

Heads-up was set when Sirichuk crashed out in third. Sirichuk’s exit came as a surprise because he was the chip leader going into three-handed play. Maimone voiced some concerns about Silva and Sirichuk being close friends, and Sirichuk offered to share his hand history with Maimone. As it happens, Silva and Sirichuk clashed several times during three-handed play, and it was Silva who sent his fellow countryman to the rail.

Silva shoved from the small blind with king-queen and Sirichuk called off his 24 big blind stack with ace-queen of clubs. Sirichuk was an 88.64% favorite on the turn thanks to holding two overcards and a flush draw, but a non-club king completed the community cards to send Sirichuk home in third place.

Silva held a near three-to-one chip lead over Maimone going into heads-up and it proved too much of a gap to bridge. Maimone couldn’t close the gap but Silva could not really extend his lead either. Something had to give eventually and it did when Maimone min-raised to 240,000 on the button, Silva three-bet all in, and Maimone called off the 2,262,657 chips he had behind. It was king-ten of spades for Maimone and pocket sevens for his Brazilian opponent. The flop fell with two spades but both the turn and river were kind to Silva’s sevens, and he became the latest superstar to take down the GGPoker Super MILLION$.

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